Confucius Chinese Classes

Chinese as Second Language—-beginner (three years)

 

Course Description:
Chinese as second language is a Chinese class for students from non‐Chinese speaking families to learn Chinese culture and Chinese language.

Objective:
By the end of the year, students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

          • Count numbers in Chinese.
          • Say the words for many colors.
          • Understand teacher’s class commands in Chinese.
          • Conduct simple conversations about limited life topics such as self-introduction.
          • Know the basic stroke names in Chinese and understand the stroke order of Chinese characters.
          • Recognize basic characters and sentence patterns.
          • Discuss Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year, Moon Festival and Dragon Boat Festival.
          • Know Chinese art, such as paper-cut.

 

Teaching Methodology:
The class meets once a week on Saturday for two hours. Students will conduct conversation about an assigned topic weekly. They will practice Chinese words and sentences through a variety of fun instructional activities such as role plays, singing songs, group activities, crafts, drawings, games and presentations. Additionally, students will learn how to write simple Chinese characters. The teacher will use Chinese in class as much as possible and will use authentic materials and visual tools to make the learning more interesting and meaningful.

 

Chinese as Second Language –intermediate. (Three years)

 

Course Description: 
Chinese as a second language focuses on basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: Students should have already taken at least three years of beginning level class and can understand simple class instructions in Chinese.

 

Objective: 
By the end of the school year, students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Understand teacher’s instructions in Chinese
  • Carry conversations on daily life topics such as introducing themselves and their families.
  • Talk about date, time and their birthday.
  • Talk about daily and school schedule.
  • Talk about weather.
  • Talk about professions.
  • Talk about hobbies.
  • Know the words for transportation and cities.
  • Read and write between 120 basic characters in the text book.
  • Have general knowledge about China such as its main landmarks and important festivals.

 

Teaching Methodology: 
The class will meet every Saturday for two hours. Students will practice conversation for weekly topic. Students will participate in fun instructional activities such as role playing, group discussions, drawings and presentations. Students will learn the new vocabulary through flash cards, stories, and games. Students will learn how to write short paragraphs in Chinese. There will be take-home assignments every week. The teacher will use Chinese in the class as much as possible. The schedule will be adjusted according to student’s age and skill level.

Course Description:

Adult Chinese as second language (ACSL) beginning class is designed to introduce the basic Chinese language skills as well as the Chinese culture to the non-Chinese speaking adults. The class emphasizes the following four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The beginning level class will last for two semesters (fall and spring). By the end of the year the students should be able to use the Chinese pronunciation Pinyin and know 60 basic Chinese characters, and some simple Chinese language grammar structures.

 

Objective:
By the end of the year, students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  1. Master Chinese pronunciation system—Pinyin
  2. Master Chinese character writing rules and apply to the character writing skill.
  3. Understand 6 basic Chinese sentence structures.
  4. Use basic survival conversations communicate with native speakers.
  5. Understand more about Chinese unique social-culture.

 

Teaching Methodology:
The class meets once a week on Saturday for one hour. Student will conduct conversation about an assigned topic weekly. They will practice Chinese words and sentences through a variety of fun instructional activities such as role playing, singing songs, group activities, games and presentations. Additionally, students will learn how to write simple Chinese characters. The teacher will use Chinese in class as much as possible and will use authentic materials and visual tools to make the learning more interesting and meaningful. Also, the teacher will introduce new technologies, such as App games, Chinese learning websites etc. to help students in home practice.